Friends of Bridgewater

Our Parent Teacher Friend Association



Shortlisted for New PTA of the Year 2011 (NCPTA Gold Star Awards)

If you would like to be a part of Friends of Bridgewater, either as part of the Management Committee or by providing your time to volunteer at events, we would be delighted to hear from you.

What we do:

Provide professional support, through external organisations, to those children and families within our school who require such support.

Organise and promote extra-curricular, out-of-school activities for children and their families.

Provide social activities to promote community cohesion.


Projects we are currently involved with:

Our next big event coming soon!


Events we have delivered:

Small Change Can Make A Big Difference 2019

Fill a small milk bottle with loose change.


The Big Challenge 2017

A 5-mile walk from Bridgewater to Gateshead Stadium and then sleeping outside overnight.

We raised approximately £4,500 (approximately £3,500 after costs).


The Big Walk 2016

A 15-mile sponsored walk from Bridgewater to Tynemouth

We raised approximately £13,500 (approximately £12,000 after costs).

We were also delighted to have received a grant of £2,200 from St James’ Place Foundation.


Christmas Raffle

Cake selling

Summer Fete

Fortnightly coffee afternoons

Halloween Disco x 3!

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Bonnet Making


Pamper Day

Animation Summer Holiday Club

Christmas Fair

Kite Making Competition

Drama / Singing Holiday Workshops

Lettuce Bee – growing and caring for a variety of plants and foodstuffs, developing skills and highlighting the link between food and healthy eating.

School holiday tirps – South Shields, Whitley Bay, Wet’n’Wild, Saltwell Park, among others


We were also very proud to organise and deliver the launch event for our fabulous metal archway at the entrance of the wildlife garden.